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Today in History: May 29

May 29, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service, NASCAR.com

1922: Joe Weatherly, two-time champ in NASCAR's top series, is born. Weatherly, who also won numerous times in modified competition, earned the nickname "The Clown Prince of Racing" for his reputation as a practical joker and his fun-loving nature. In the course of his 12-year career, Weatherly notched 25 wins and was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.